I like to go on what I call Photo Drives.
Do you have these too?
I get in the car.
Cameras in tow.
Plenty of gas in the tank.
Some sort of drink in the holder.
Usually my girls are in the backseat.
My drive yesterday was alone.
It was a perfect weather day~
Jamming to the beautiful harmony of the Avett Brothers.
I feel very lucky to be within a few minutes drive of being in the countryside.
Out where farmers give you the two finger steering wheel wave.
The universal sign for Hey there~ hope you have a nice day.
The windows were down.
The leaves were crunching under the tires.
Part of me felt completely happy and free.
Part of me felt miserably sad and torn.
I have this longing not to drive in the countryside.
But to live in the countryside.
A dream where there are chickens clucking in the yard.
A horse grazes in the field and swishes her tail at the flies.
Kittens peak from the barn door.
My girls can run and pick wildflowers...and gather eggs....
and wear muddy boots with their dresses.
I've never told this dream before.
Maybe I didn't realize how I wanted it until yesterday.